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2022 Hope Awards

Michigan pregnancy care center wins grand prize

We asked our readers and listeners in July to vote for the 2022 Hope Awards for Effective Compassion finalist they thought deserved this year’s grand prize of $10,000. And our audience overwhelmingly chose LifePlan, a pregnancy care center in Niles, Mich. The other three finalists received $2,000 each.

Every year, WORLD seeks ministries that offer challenging, personal, spiritual help—not groups that hand people money or a meal but do nothing to change counterproductive or even dangerous habits. We look for groups that are unashamed of the gospel and its life-changing power and make it the heart of their work.

Bad news isn’t hard to find nowadays, but God is always building His kingdom. Scroll down to see some of what He’s doing through these four compassionate groups.



Good Samaritan Rehabilitation in Post Falls, Idaho

A home for the broken
Helping men and women overcome addiction in a family environment
by Addie Offereins

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His Way in Huntsville, Ala.

Beyond doorknob rehab
Helping men break free from addiction through a Christ-centered residential program
by Addie Offereins

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LifePlan in Niles, Mich.

Building stronger families
A pregnancy center that focuses on holistic Biblical sexuality as well as providing services to women
by Addie Offereins

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Next Step Ministries in Albuquerque, N.M.

Stepping into stability
Using discipleship to help men coming out of rehab or prison transition back into society
by Addie Offereins

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Hope Awards directory

If you’re looking for ideas about something you could start in your own backyard, please see our listing of the organizations we profiled since 2006, with their major focuses: addiction, babies, community, disabilities, education, family, gardening, homelessness, immigration, jobs, legal needs, medical, prison, repair work, sex (anti-prostitution), transportation, and youth.

The directory also shows what it takes to start a poverty-fighting ministry: a license, a specific skill (such as auto repair), experience (such as that a mother gains), or neighborliness (a simple desire to invest time in helping others).